Game Day Snack Recipe and Meal Ideas with Progresso Recipe Starters — #MyBlogSpark Prize Pack Giveaway [Closed]

Progresso Recipe Starters

I am always on the lookout for easy and inventive recipes. I don’t have the best skill set in the kitchen so easy is a must, and because of my kitchen constraints, I don’t have a whole host of go-to recipes to pull out for meals throughout the week. I can use all of the inspiration and new ideas I can get.

Progresso, a name synonymous with hearty, high fiber, low calorie soups has recently expanded their line of products to include something to give families a head start on delicious meals–Progresso Recipe Starters.

I was recently given the opportunity to try Progresso Recipe Starters in my kitchen. I was sent a can of creamy roasted garlic flavor and after a quick look through the recipes Progresso has on their website, I made creamy lemon chicken with a side of rice for dinner, a recipe that takes just 30 minutes from stove to table.

Creamy Lemon Chicken

To say that this recipe was easy is an understatement. It’s so easy that even I had absolutely no trouble executing it.

My fiance usually dislikes chicken. It is his least favorite protein, and even just bringing it up as a possibility for dinner usually evokes many grimaces. Even knowing this I went ahead with the creamy lemon chicken recipe anyway hoping for the best. Wouldn’t you know he ended up loving the meal! The Progresso Recipe Starter really added a whole lot of flavor to the chicken. It was delicious and so easy to make!

With the big game coming up on Sunday, using Progresso Recipe Starters can make creating delicious, crowd-pleasing snacks super simple. I made a great Chorizo con Queso dip in about 15 minutes.

Chorizo Con Queso prep

I started by cooking a pound of chorizo sausage, 1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper, and 1/4 cup sliced green onions in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Chorizo Con Queso prep

After the sausage is thoroughly cooked, I stirred in a can of Progresso Recipe Starters creamy three cheese cooking sauce, which immediately smells delicious as soon as you open it. So good!

After heating the sausage, vegetables, and cheese sauce to boiling and simmering uncovered for about 5 minutes, I stirred in a cup of shredded Cheddar cheese and we were done!

Chorizo Con Queso

Honestly, I can tell you that the dip doesn’t look totally appetizing, but isn’t that a problem with most dips anyway? It did, however, taste great!

Chorizo Con Queso

Chorizo con Queso Dip


  • 1lb chorizo sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 can (18oz) Progresso Recipe Starters creamy three cheese cooking sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4oz)
  • tortilla chips


  1. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper, and green onions over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage with spoon, until sausage is thoroughly.
  2. Remove the mixture from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  3. Return the mixture to skillet and stir in the can of Progresso Recipe Starters creamy three cheese cooking sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cup of shredded Cheddar cheese until melted. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired, and serve warm with tortilla chips.


Progresso Recipe Starters prize pack

One lucky Woman Tribune reader will win a Progresso Recipe Starters prize pack, which will include a 10-piece cheese and appetizer tray and one can of Progresso Recipe Starters creamy roasted garlic.

This giveaway will end February 22nd and is open to US residents, 18+. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Prize pack, information, and giveaway were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.

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Holly is a writer with a penchant for sarcasm, aspiring domestic goddess, and stress baker. She is the founder and editor of Woman Tribune, and lives in rural Northeastern, Pennsylvania with her husband and their 5 cats.

65 Responses

  1. Jamie says:

    i got to try out Progresso recipe starters awhile back, and I was such a huge fan!! I had fun encompassing some of their recipes from t he cans, and also trying out some of my own variations.

    Did you know their a Minnesota company too? =)

  2. katklaw777 says:

    I’d like to try the Creamy Parmesan Basil…yum!

  3. Debra says:

    I have never heard of this brand – I will have to try see if I can get it in the UK.

  4. Realia M says:

    I wanna try the cheese one

  5. sandra says:

    i’d like to try the creamy three cheese

  6. Jack says:

    Creamy Portablella Mushroom is my favorite!

  7. jodi frasier says:

    I would love to try the Cheese flavored progresso. Thanks

  8. julie murphy says:

    the 3 cheese one

  9. Wayne Dougherty says:

    I want to try the Creamy Three Cheese

  10. Jennifer says:

    creamy roasted garlic sounds yummy!

  11. Terri says:

    I want to try the Creamy Portabella Mushroom

  12. IRENE CYPHER says:

    I’d like the creamy roasted garlic – yummy!

  13. kim burnett says:

    wanna try the cheese one

  14. Kathy S says:

    Creamy three cheese

  15. Danny Rubio says:

    I would like to try, Progresso creamy Basil, Mushroom, Garlic, Cheese, tomoto how’s that… all of them!

    Thank you…Single Dad Danny

  16. wendy rozema says:

    the creamy three cheese!

  17. jessica edwards says:

    three cheese

  18. Kay M. says:

    We’ve tried the Fire Roasted Tomato. I used it in Chili and it is excellent! I’d like to try the Creamy Parmesan Basil with chicken and spaghetti noodles. I think it would be wonderful!!

  19. Marysa says:

    I’d love to make tortilla soup with the Fire Roasted tomato starter :)

  20. Wendy Mastin says:

    The Creamy Portabella Mushroom

  21. Tony Gonzalez says:

    I make spaghetti with the fore roasted one.

  22. jennifer bowen says:

    here is the one I love to try but note thay alsond pretty good

  23. Louis says:

    the Creamy Portabella Mushroom »
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  24. Michelle L says:

    I would like to try the three cheese flavor

  25. Margot C says:

    I think I might use the Progresso Recipe Starters creamy portabella mushroom cooking sauce to make the Bacon-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms recipe here on the Progresso site:

  26. Brandy W. says:

    I think the Creamy Roasted Garlic looks the most appealing to me!

  27. Katy says:

    The Creamy Three Cheese

  28. allie says:

    I would like roasted garlic

  29. kelly g says:

    the cheese

  30. jacqueline says:

    the mushroom so i can make beef stroganoff!

  31. Allison Downes says:

    I want to try the Creamy three Cheese

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Cynthia R says:

    want to try creamy roasted garlic

  33. Giveaway Gal says:

    white chicken chili

  34. latanya says:

    pulled pork sandwiches

  35. Gina O says:

    The Creamy Parmesan Basil would be my choice.

  36. melissa griffith says:

    The creamy three cheese.

  37. Ger says:

    I would like to try the Creamy Three Cheese!

  38. Debbie Corbin says:

    creamy roasted garlic

  39. Marti Parks says:

    I would most like to try the creamy three cheese.

  40. Misses Giveaways says:

    creamy portabella mushroom

  41. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to try the Creamy Portabella Mushroom first

  42. Lisa says:

    creamy three cheese

  43. jeannie says:

    I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Basil

  44. Wendy McBride says:

    I would like to try Creamy Three CHeese first.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  45. mandala says:

    love the Creamy Portabella Mushroom – it will be good for making chicken alfredo. Thanks!

  46. kim lazor says:

    I would like to try the Fire Roasted Tomato. Thanks!

  47. dan williams says:

    Creamy Parmesan Basil

  48. Amanda M. says:

    I would like to try the Creamy three cheese.

  49. emily says:

    The cheese one. Yum!

  50. Terra Heck says:

    Creamy Roasted Garlic

  51. Scott says:

    creamy three cheese

  52. Suzie Williams says:

    I want to try Creamy Roasted Garlic.

  53. cindy says:

    The Creamy Roasted Garlic sounds good.

  54. Allie D. says:

    i think I would like to try the tomato one

  55. Maggie Mason says:

    3 cheese! Thanks!

  56. carole says:

    creamy roasted garlic sounds so good

  57. polly says:

    portabella mushroom sounds good!

  58. Elise says:

    3 Cheese would be my choice

  59. Yona says:

    I’d make the Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta.

  60. robyn frazier says:

    the 3 cheese!

  61. Lesley F says:

    I would try the portabella mushroom

  62. Maria Iemma says:

    The three cheese – Yum

  63. kimberly w lazor says:

    Thank you very much! Looking forward to trying it! :)

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